This is what fantasy literature has always strived to be…great stories told by exceptional story tellers.
Todd Brown’s “Brutally Honest Reviews” took aim at the first of our two “Sacred Band Tales” anthologies, and we held our breath. Here’s what Todd Brown posted at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brutally-Honest-Reviews/199219396831437
In my younger days, I was a huge fan of the fantasy genre. It became so grossly overpopulated that I eventually left it behind. Recently, with the likes of Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, and George R.R. Martin, I have returned. The epic fantasy is alive and well in authors NOT named Tolkien.
The beauty of social media is that almost EVERYBODY uses it. To have encountered the author of some of my favorite stories from my youth is a highlight. That happened when I stumbled across Janet Morris, one of the authors who helped populate Sanctuary, The Vulgar Unicorn, and the Thieves World.
Recently I returned to visit some old friends with the release of Tempus with his right-side companion NIKO. The title is a mouthful, but it seems only fitting, because so is this book. This is a fantastic launchpad for anybody who wishes to step back into fantasy, but demands quality of story as well as such masterfully vivid description that you seem to fall into this world and walk alongside its characters.
This is what fantasy literature has always strived to be…great stories told by exceptional story tellers. Ms. Morris will hook you with this book, and if you have never been to the Thieves World, it is high time that you do so now.
If you have read these tales in the past, I encourage you to pick up this book and return. The stories have been cleaned, polished, and given some extra material to make this a worthy read.